Room for Rent and other rental scams
#60977 by Michelle Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:04 am
From: David s Gillians <[email protected]>
To: Michelle Banks
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: 3br - Updated 3 bedrooms/2 bathroom home on well-kept, (Roseville MI )

Hello Dear,

Thanks for the interest you have shown towards our home for rent!!!!It is a great pleasure that you are interested in my house... Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you.I own the house you are making inquiry of.I am looking for responsible tenants that he/she is going to take care of the house as if it were your own and he/she will be willing to make the Property clean as we left it.But i am now presently in (West Africa Nigeria) for my Hospitals Project prayer crusade with my wife,daughter and we have the keys right here with us. I will like to inform you that it was due to my transfer that makes us to leave the house and won't be coming to the House until Four years now and that means we are renting the Property for long term and short term lease is also acceptable. and presently my house is still available for rent for $600 which the deposit is $500 dollars including the utilities like Heat, A/C in wall/window, Hydro, cable, Garbage Disposal, Fireplace , Fridge, stove, Dishwasher, Dryer, Breakfast Bar, Dining Table and Sofa Set,Refrigerator,Canopied deck overlooking nature.,internet access e..t.c .the house is not furnish.More so Now, i went for a Crusade in West Africa.

Please i want you to note that,i am a kind and honest man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own,and money is not the main problem but want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.i do that once in a while...I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Hope you are okay with the monthly price of $600 and the refundable security deposit of $500. I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP, below is the application form for you to fill and discuss on how to get the house for rent..

Kindly confirm your interest by filling the form below:

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
FULL NAME__________________________________________________? HOME PHONE ( )________________________?
CELL PHONE( )____________________________________?
DATE OF BIRTH_________________________________?
OTHER PHONE ( )___________________?
CURRENT ADDRESS_______________________________?APT#________? CITY__________________? STATE______? ZIP________?
REASONS FOR LEAVING?____________________________?RENT $__________?PHONE ( )____________________________?
ARE YOU MARRIED____________________________?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE____________________________?
DO YOU HAVE PETS____________________________?
DO YOU HAVE CARS____________________________?
OCCUPATION____________________________?
IF THE HOUSE IS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU,HOW LONG WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY______________________________?
MOVE IN DATE____________________________?
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME___________________________?
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE___________________________?

You could give me a call as soon as possible so we could proceed asap..

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you,please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RENT ONLY STARTS COUNTING AFTER YOU HAVE FINALLY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE, SO YOU NEED NOT TO WORRY ABOUT MAKING THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT NOW AND NOT MOVING IN IMMEDIATELY,ALL YOU'RE DOING IS SECURING THE HOUSE IN YOUR FAVOR IN ORDER NOT TO LOOSE IT TO OTHER INTERESTED APPLICANTS..

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Nicely updated with tons of character! Large wide open living and dining rooms set the stage for this 3 bed 2 bath Whitaker home. Modern touches like newer paint and laminate flooring mesh with classic details such as the fireplace, built-ins and arched doorways. Must see to believe!

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom

Sqft : 1,512

Address: 28855 Barkman Street, Roseville MI 48066

A month rent: $600

Deposit: $500

Application fee: $0

Pet policy: OK

HERE ARE THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PICTURES OF THE HOUSE FOR YOU TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL.YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON +2347042772173 OR 0112347042772173


The thief will tell you that you can rent his accommodation only if you can prove that you have genuine interest. He will ask you to send money by wire transfer (normally Western Union) to yourself or a member of the family to show that you have sufficient finances and that you are not a "time waster".

Another variation of this scam is that you need to send (by Western Union) money in order that the keys and other documents can be couriered to you

He will ask you to send him the transfer details.

Make no mistake ! Western Union Transfers can be picked up virtually anywhere in the world and with the minimum of identification. They are almost impossible to trace once the money has been collected. You will never get to see the accommodation or your money again.

If you are reading this because you are looking for property to rent, and you are in contact with this thief, you are probably searching Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment by Western Union before viewing, then it will also be a scam. Please forward the mail to me at the address in my signature line and I will investigate and list them if necessary.

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